The Power of Under-Thinking

Rebecca’s procedure went well yesterday. We were also able to complete 1 round of plasmapherises. Unfortunately, after Rebecca’s plasmapherises treatment, she started bleeding from her GI system again. We believe the plasmapherises has triggered her current GI issues and ask for prayers the bleeding stops very soon. The bleeding is significant, but as of this moment, not as severe as her massive hemorrhage post-surgery. So far we have not needed another transfusion which is a blessing given Rebecca’s lung status.

My favorite moment yesterday was when the surgical team surrounded Rebecca and discussed in detail why they felt Rebecca’s 32-stapled wound running down the full trunk of her body was not healing well.

They were debating between her steroid dosing, post-splenectomy body, inflammatory state, edema, severely elevated platelets, etc. etc.

Finally, Rebecca interrupted their confused train of thought by stating: “Maybe it is just because you keep cutting me in the exact same spot over and over….”

We all looked at each other, nodded our heads in agreement and then burst out laughing.

Yes, my child might be the smartest person in the room.

Sometimes we over-think. Over-think problems, over-think emotions, over-think our reality. And that over-thinking can cause over-stress.

Here is to making a complicated life a little less complicated. Our unexpected miracle for the day.

Thank you Lord.

Love to each of you,

A picture of Rebecca’s physical therapy, writing her new verse of the day before procedure yesterday.

4 thoughts on “The Power of Under-Thinking

  1. Love the idea of the scriptures being written each say. Thankful she’s seems to be on the road to recovery. Continued prayers for you all always. 🙏🏻

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  2. If you need blood donors for Rebecca, I am available. Today in our Bible study group we lifted up Rebecca in pray for healing. When we think that God does not hear our prayers, we need to pray for understanding in/of His ways.

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  3. Dear Christyn,
    It is so great to see that picture of Rebecca up on her feet and writing scripture verses on her board! Don’t you know God is smiling ear to ear?!😁 It’s such a beautiful picture! I am thinking of getting a board for my wall and writing a different scripture/ promise of God each day! 🙏🏽
    She is not only brilliant, I am sure all those around her, who care for her are brilliant, but yes, she has that “something extra”, “insight” if you will…as this is HER body and can tell you why it’s bleeding!
    She is so precious! ❤️
    Tell her thank you for being such an inspiration to me!📖 Thank you both!
    Romans 15:4 ( TPT): “Whatever was written beforehand is meant to instruct us in how to live. The scrptures impart to us ENCOURAGEMENT and INSPIRATION so that we can live in HOPE and endure ALL things.” WOW!!!! LOVE THAT!!!♥️
    Have a goodnight and prayers being lifted up for you all as your journey to health continues!

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